I am admittedly not the biggest fan of the burger. They always seem dry and there is just to much of it. I love thin, thin, THIN patties. My husband likes a thicker burger. I mean, who can keep track? With this burger roll, you don't have to! Everyone's burger is done at the same time, and you can cut them as thick or thin as YOU prefer! Already filled up with bacon and cheddar, I mean, it has to be delish, and it is! I thought of a ton of variations on this, most importantly, Swiss cheese and mushrooms! That will be the next one, it is hubs favorite. You could do turkey burgers and fill them with veggies, ham and cheese, ohhhh yea...... Ground chicken, filled with ham and cheese for cordon bleu burgers! AAHHH!!
You get my point. If you dislike the burger, like I do, give this a go, you might feel differently. Can you think of any other variations and fillings?? Let me know! I know this might seem a bit of work, but it really isn't and the presentation is so stinkin' nice. Ya know? I can remember my dad teasing my mom always telling her that her food was amazing but she could work on "presentation". HA. Men!
I think this could just as easily be sliced, and served with potatoes and veggies. It is all up to you guys!!
2lbs ground beef
2 tbsp. of your favorite seasoned salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp onion powder
1/2 cup bread crumbs
8-10 strips of bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled
2 cups grated or cubed cheddar cheese
Mix all ingredients except bacon and cheese. When they are thoroughly combined, turn your mixture out until a sheet of tin foil. Flatten it out, as thick or thin as you want, just remember you will be rolling it and you need it to stay together so not to thin! When it is pressed out to your liking, top it with the cheese and bacon. Then using your foil as support, start rolling the meat. Just keep pulling over the foil and then pull it out so it doesn't get stuck, continue until it is all rolled up.
When it is done, carefully move it to a cookie sheet. *or start with the foil already ON the cookie sheet so you don't have to transfer it* Make sure it is seam side down and close up any holes that might have been made.
Place it in a preheated 375 degree oven for 40-50 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing.
I hope you enjoy this recipe and make sure to let me know if you make it and how you adjust it to your taste!!
Your "now loves burgers" Chefwannabe